Watch: Awesome 'Monster Roll' Sushi Chefs vs Sea Monsters Short

October 22, 2012
Source: Vimeo

Monster Roll

"A great war has begun between man and the sea…" We've got another awesome short today! Hopefully you're not having sushi for lunch? This rather amusing proof-of-concept short, directed by Dan Blank, is called Monster Roll, and it's a funny high concept comedy about sushi chefs vs sea monsters. "It's a crazy idea, but one we just really wanted to see made. So, we made it." The story is fun, it's kind of violent, and while the effects do need more work, I think everything feels fine in context and plays well anyway. It's just a highly entertaining proof-of-concept. It gets really good when they step outside of "Sushi Hut" in LA. Enjoy!

Monster Roll was debuted online via Vimeo today. It was written & directed by Dan Blank. As introduced: "Proof-of-concept for a feature about sushi chefs fighting sea monsters. It's a crazy idea, but one we just really wanted to see made. So, we made it." The cast includes Masashi Odate, Steve Howey, Hidetoshi Imura and Gerald Okamura. The short was produced by Erich Lochner & Matt Miller, and Dan Blank & Sarah Blank. I'm glad I had a chance to check this out, it was a lot of fun, and with the right budget I would love to see a full-length feature, could be interesting. For more info: monsterroll.com. What did you think?

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  • gnarly. awesome.
  • that has to be the best thing I've seen ever! I look forward to this!
  • Stupid...
    • truong18
      you stupid..
  • HOLY SHIT!!!!!! O.O
  • moutchy
    I don't know how well it would work as a full-length feature, but this short was really entertaining and funny!
    • Name
      Mister ,just because I asian does not mean I don't rike another kind of food!
  • truong18
    that was fucking hilarious. I wanna see that guy fight the monster fish.
    • nha
      and then what?
      • ahn
        And then he goes medieval on that douchebag from the beginning of the short.
  • Very cool and really well done!
  • fem!anon
    that was awesome :O aw cripes. now i'm craving sushi.
  • Lagoya
    The dumbest thing I've ever seen.
  • Better effects and acting than most Syfy originals, give em a job!
  • mandaryn
    Impressive.. Almost thought it was a real movie..
  • Name
    This needs to be made as a full feature film.
  • Patrick
    I really enjoyed that. I got more satisfaction out of that 6 minutes than 90% of the movies out there. The acting and writing was perfect. A perfectectly edited 6 minutes of pure entertainment.
  • reminds me of Anthony Bourdain's comic Get Jiro at first.
  • guest
    Eh. That was pretty dumb.
  • redskulllives
    cool 😀
  • gpak
    this would be an objectively awesome movie
    Epic... and soy sauce on sushi what a pansy. Real men smother it in Sriracha feel the burn of the mighty rooster!
  • Oct8pus
    Awesome, great light tone, but looks like it could really really suck as a feature film.
  • well then..
    It kinda reminds of Kung Fu hustle.
  • So, when is the full length coming out? :) Amazing graphics and great story line so far! So, what happens next? I want to see the fight!




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